An 18-year-old homeless Victoria woman was arrested in connection with two recent robberies one involving two 11-year-old girls after her alleged chatter about the incidents got back to police, said Victoria police spokesman Const. Mike Russell.
The woman was arrested Dec. 6 in Victoria, after police received tips that a woman was bragging about two high-profile robberies. A Sidney man, 19, was also arrested the same day.
In the first robbery on Nov. 14, two 11-year-old girls were robbed while walking home from Hillside Shopping Centre in the evening. They were approached by a man and a woman who demanded their cellphones and backpacks.
In a similar incident on Nov. 26, two young women were approached by a woman who asked for the time and then brandished a large knife, demanding cash and phones.
The robbery was interrupted by an approaching bus but the woman got away with makeup, cash and jewelry. Victims provided similar descriptions of the female suspect in both robberies.
Teagyne McFarlane, of no fixed address, is in police custody and faces four counts of robbery, possession of a dangerous weapon and possession of stolen property.
The 19-year-old man was released on a promise to appear in court Jan. 17 on one charge of robbery.
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